Diagrammatic Representation and Reasoning

Editors: Anderson, Michael, Meyer, Bernd, Olivier, Patrick (Eds.)

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Diagrams are essential in most fields of human activity. There is substan­ tial interest in diagrams and their use in many academic disciplines for the potential benefits they may confer on a wide range of tasks. Are we now in a position to claim that we have a science of diagrams-that is, a science which takes the nature of diagrams and their use as the central phenom­ ena of interest? If we have a science of diagrams it is certainly constituted from multiple disciplines, including cognitive science, psychology, artificial intelligence, logic, mathematics, and others. If there is a science of diagrams, then like other sciences there is an appli­ cations, or engineering, discipline that exists alongside the science. Applica­ tions and engineering provide tests of the theories and principles discovered by the science and extend the scope of the phenomena to be studied by gen­ erating new uses of diagrams, new media for presenting diagrams, or novel classes of diagram. This applications and engineering side of the science of di­ agrams also comprises multiple disciplines, including education, architecture, computer science, mathematics, human-computer interaction, knowledge ac­ quisition, graphic design, engineering, history of science, statistics, medicine, biology, and others.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Diagrams in the Mind?

    Sloman, Aaron

    Pages 7-28

  • Knowing About Diagrams

    Lindsay, Robert K.

    Pages 29-46

  • A Meta-Taxonomy for Diagram Research

    Blackwell, Alan (et al.)

    Pages 47-64

  • Sketches as Mental Reifications of Theoretical Scientific Treatment

    Bailer-Jones, Daniela M.

    Pages 65-83

  • The Fundamental Design Variables of Diagramming

    Richards, Clive

    Pages 85-102

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diagrammatic Representation and Reasoning
Editors
  • Michael Anderson
  • Bernd Meyer
  • Patrick Olivier
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-0109-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-0109-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-85233-242-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 584
Number of Illustrations and Tables
64 b/w illustrations
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